The Space-Erly Brothers
The Space-Erly Brothers
1 Chablis Grand Prix
2 In The Light
4 Limitations Of Conversations
5 Gods' Children
6 Way Too Soon
7 You Pump Me Up
8 The Dream Came Melting
During the twelve months between January and December, 2011, C. Goff III and Lord Litter produced the eight recordings in this collection. Never having met in person, Goff (USA) and Litter (Germany) began a long friendship as postal correspondents during the mid-1980's. Over the years, they exchanged many volumes of original recordings with one another, but these two familiar figures of the home-recording underground never had collaborated to compose music together until they embarked upon this project. They achieved their results primarily by modifying original audio files that they exchanged over the internet.
Some Notes About The Recordings:
"Chablis Grand Prix" and "In The Light" both were born as contributions to the International Email Audio Art Project (IEAAP), compiled by Hal McGee between 2010 and 2011. Goff and Litter each had contributed individually to the first volume of the IEAAP, and mutual admiration for one another's efforts inspired the two artists to co-create this pair of recordings. Goff supplied Litter with the raw beginnings of "Chablis Grand Prix;" Litter supplied Goff with the origins for "In The Light." Then each artist put the finishing touches on the other's foundation. McGee included "Chablis Grand Prix" on Volume 9 of his IEAAP series and "In The Light" on Volume 10.
Litter suggested that he and Goff continue collaborating towards an album-length release after these IEAAP recordings had been well-received by listeners. "Johnny" and "Limitations Of Conversations" were the first follow-ups -- "Johnny" originating with Litter, "Limitations" with Goff. After finishing up "Johnny" in the spring of 2011, Litter jokingly suggested that their combined efforts could aptly be described as having been recorded by "The Space-Erly Brothers." This name stuck with the project ever afterward.
Goff then suggested that the two of them work on a cover version of a song written by one of the many recording artists that both he and Litter mutually admired. The result was "Gods' Children," originally written by Ray Davies of The Kinks for the 1971 film: "Percy." The arrangement that Goff and Litter came up with for this song is very much a display of the Space-Erly Brothers transforming it into something of their very own.
Goff also suggested that he and Litter each individually produce a cover version of a song that the other of them had written and released on a previous album. Litter chose to interpret "Way Too Soon," which Goff wrote and released in 2007 for his "Sweat On A Blacksmith's Apron" CDR album. Goff chose to interpret "You Pump Me Up," which he got from Litter's 1991 cassette album: "Torn Between Temptations."
"The Dream Came Melting" was the result of Litter's suggestion that he and Goff each create three short audio recordings for the challenging purpose of blending all six into a finished piece. Goff was responsible for the mind-expanding final mix.
Throughout 2011, a variety of technological and physical obstacles seemed to regularly interfere with the production of the Space-Erly Brothers album. A year, indeed, might seem to a casual observer to be a rather long span of time to compile twenty-three minutes of recorded music. The results, however, showcase unique compositional styles, seasoned with considerable attention to detail, and are likely to impress even the most jaded of recording enthusiasts. Needless to say, Goff and Litter are proud to at last put their Space-Erly Brothers collection on display for the public.
copyright 2011, 2012
by Taped Rugs Productions
by Trash Tone Records
No rights are claimed to "Gods' Children" by Ray Davies
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